Need someone with Port experience to help me out here.
I have a double batch of La Bodega Port (6 gallons) bulk aging and I am trying to figure out how much Brandy to add to bump it up. Using Pearsons Square calculator found here
If I have 23L of Wine at 15% ABV and I want to bump it up to 20% ABV using 40% ABV Brandy
The calculator says I need 5 Parts Brandy for every 20 Parts Wine.
With that said 5/20 = 0.25.
23L x 0.25 = 5.75L of Brandy = 7.67 Bottles of Brandy. That seems like a LOT of Brandy! I also have to add the Port Essence packs which I have 2 of and they appear to be ~ 1 liter each so that will dilute it down somewhat.
Do I take that into account somehow or just forget about that dilution factor.
Is my math right on this?